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pac369 63F  
10769 posts
5/18/2022 7:05 am

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5/19/2022 8:06 am

My new venture...

Is helping my brother in his part time job. Taking the paint and varnish off quality furniture and restoring the wood to it's natural beauty... Talk about messy! Sawdust flying everywhere even with bags on the sanders. Time consuming as she learns the particulars. But quite fulfilling as a piece of furniture with blemishes and scratches all over, turns into a beautiful piece again...

So... between golf, basketball playoffs, sports betting, caretaking for the family, my plate is quite full. Just in case you wonder about long absences of mine during the day...

Because being busy is better for pac while she is alone...

~ Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear. ~

pac369 63F  
12549 posts
5/18/2022 7:05 am

My first completed dresser...

~ Physical strength is measured by what we carry. Inner strength is measured by what we can bear. ~

All4TheMistress 54M  
487 posts
5/18/2022 7:18 am

Very nice! Keep up the good work!

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:40 am:
Thanks All!

drmgirl622 67F  
20853 posts
5/18/2022 7:29 am

Wow, that's a lot of work. Good job on the dresser and I'm sure it will be beautiful.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:18 pm:
Thanks drmgirl!

fastmover1000 59M  
214 posts
5/18/2022 8:32 am

Well, nicely done, there are festool's that have a vacuum system that captures 90% of the dust particles.. Pricy but excellent tools.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:19 pm:
Thanks for the info fast!

mstraesop53 68M  
1503 posts
5/18/2022 9:06 am

After watching Antiques Roadshow for year I hope you don't find that it was 10K dresser that is now worth less than 1K because you refinished it.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:22 pm:
We don't refinish the wood mstraesop...
Sell it like it is...
After doing it for years my brother is pretty knowledgeable about furniture...

rondiri 63M  
4310 posts
5/18/2022 9:16 am

Busy hands calm the mind. Looks like a job well done.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:23 pm:
Your right Ron!
Only focus on the task at hand
right now...

casio26 61M
852 posts
5/18/2022 9:25 am

Working with your hands is fulfilling Pac.
Hope you make a little cash for toys ,too.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:24 pm:
Yes it is Dave...
And extra cash always works...

ridermantel 67M
8060 posts
5/18/2022 10:24 am


pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:24 pm:
Thanks rider!

Crankytoyou 69M
82 posts
5/18/2022 10:59 am

What did you do with the missing pull handle?

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:25 pm:
My brother had it at his house...

RobertBishop 62M
792 posts
5/18/2022 11:33 am

Nice work.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:26 pm:
Thanks RB!

jenny14 73T  
83619 posts
5/18/2022 11:38 am


Yes! Being busy is good and it is wonderful to acquire new skills and helps One;'s brother at the same time!

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw


pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:28 pm:
Well said Jenny!
And yeah... it's a win-win for me
and it's making me feel better to...

NoNonsense_Dom 68M
939 posts
5/18/2022 4:33 pm

Pac, I have always found that if you have the time and the tools to do something like this it is very rewarding. Unfortunately I don't have either the spare cash or the tools, but I would like to be making stocks, St Andrews crosses and Symbian horses for use or to sell.

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:31 pm:
It is rewarding as I am learning a new skill NN...
But I can certainly understand the attraction
to making bdsm furniture to...

bdsmDOMdaddy 59M
853 posts
5/18/2022 6:26 pm

stayin busy Pac keeps you outta your mind & from getting depressed...l get & feel ya!
I luv woodworking if the wood isn’t stained you can use paint remover (lDT they make it for stain?) & scrap it off w putty knife before sanding smooth but if not you gotta sand A LOT...thou you could take it apart & put it thru a plainer taking the stain layer off before sanding (save more time!)
it’s good to repurpose bring new life to old hardware makes a big difference as does high quality varnish coats (wet sanded in between makes for very glossy sheen!

pac369 replies on 5/18/2022 7:33 pm:
I am using several different electric sanders bdsm. And yeah
a lot of sanding is involved... But it's my brother's stuff, so
I do it like he asks me to...

Artschoolgrad 45M
4959 posts
5/19/2022 7:10 am

awesome! it's always great to make something old new again.

pac369 replies on 5/19/2022 8:05 am:
Thanks Art!
It really is great...

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